3rd Annual 4 the Wounded 5k is Near

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The University of Virginia Foundation, with the support of the Charlottesville Track Club, proudly announces that it will host its 3rd Annual 4 the Wounded 5k in the University of Virginia Research Park on Saturday, June 1, 2013, to benefit Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

Last year’s race was a huge success, raising $91,000 for WWP! Combined with the 2011 inaugural race, the 4 the Wounded 5k has donated a total of $167,000. The University of Virginia Foundation covers all administrative costs associated with the race so that 100% of the money collected goes directly to WWP. Race day events included an all-terrain (on/off road) course, kids fun run, post-race expo featuring technologies developed by Charlottesville area companies that support soldier safety in theatre, involvement from the National Ground Intelligence Center, and appearances by WWP representatives. The race is open to the entire community and online registration opens in February 2013.

The UVA Foundation is excited to partner with the Charlottesville Track Club for the 2013 race. This non-profit club annually hosts and organizes dozens of races and training programs including the Women’s Four Miler and Charlottesville Ten Miler. In 2012, proceeds from these events totaled over $500,000 and benefited many local organizations, including PACEM, Camp Holiday Trails and the UVA Cancer Center Breast Care Program.

Setting the pace for corporate sponsorships, platinum sponsor Kjellstrom & Lee Construction has returned for the 2013 event, along with Wells Fargo, Dynamic Aviation, Best Western Plus, NIITEK, Crutchfield, Northside Physical Therapy & Fitness, and GS5. A fundraising goal of $125,000 has been set by the organizing committee. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available and can be viewed online at www.4thewounded5k.com

The Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) provides programs and services to tens of thousands of service men and women who have been injured in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many suffering traumatic brain injuries, amputations, and severe burns. For more information on the Wounded Warrior Project, visit www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

The University of Virginia Foundation develops research parks as part of its mission to support the University. The University of Virginia Research Park provides an important venue for University/industry collaborations to occur and for students to experience business internships. The Parks also support regional economic development. For more information on the UVA Foundation and its Research Parks, visit www.uvafoundation.com/research-parks.

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